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Leontyne Price: Tin Cup Arts

Posted by admin on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Leontyne Price Money Quote saying we must often resort to begging for support for the arts, yet artists are used as examples to emulate. Leontyne Price said:
 
We should not have a tin cup out for something as important as the arts in this country, the richest in the world. Creative artists are always begging, but always being used when it's time to show us at our best Quote
 

“We should not have a tin cup out for something as important as the arts in this country, the richest in the world. Creative artists are always begging, but always being used when it’s time to show us at our best” — Leontyne Price

 

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Leontyne Price is criticizing how the arts are underfunded in the United States despite it being the richest country. She notes that creative artists are constantly having to “beg” by holding out “tin cups” or asking for donations to fund their work. At the same time, these artists and their talents are heavily utilized and promoted when politicians or organizations want to present America’s achievements and culture on the global stage.

Price is implying it is hypocritical for the US to rely so heavily on its artists to showcase American excellence abroad, yet provide inadequate financial support for the arts domestically so that creative people are constantly struggling. Her quote aims to highlight the contradiction between undervaluing the arts at home while exploiting them for cultural soft power overseas.

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